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The Minimalist

by MalphasWats - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In "The Minimalist" you must work as Bryan, a struggling artist trying to earn renown.

There is no sound as I left things far too late before realising I have no musical ability at all!

The whole thing was built from start to finish using my iPad 3. I will be posting a time-lapse soon.

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DaanVanYperen says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:45pm

Interesting concept. Would've liked to see the concept worked out a bit more.

jamioflan says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:49pm

I was initially a little dubious, but it's surprisingly fun to randomly finger paint and claim that it's art. I guess I know how Tracy Enim feels!
It seems a few of the features are a little pointless though; I never held an exhibition because when I got the cash the cost went up, and the day timer seemed a little pointlessly hurrying. A nice are, a little rough around the edges, I wish it were way longer.

MalphasWats says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:19am

Thanks for the comments. The concept drifted away from what I originally wanted to do as I realised almost immediately that I was going to be way more limited for time (changing nappies, feeding babies and what not) that I had hoped!

I agree that the different 'modes' ended up being a little pointless, I had wanted to develop them further but wasn't entirely sure how to. Bit of a shame really.


MalphasWats says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 8:28am

Also, I still need to write this up properly, but I found that building the project on my iPad really reduced my scope - there were things I think I might have done on a desktop that I just couldn't generate the enthusiasm for because I knew they would be really fiddly to get working right on my iPad - you have to keep everything in your head because you can't just stick up another window alongside what you're doing to refer to!

@SamPotasz says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 6:04pm

I just really like that you're creating things while playing this game :) That you BUILT this game on your ipad is crazy impressive! And also a little plain old crazy, too.

mikeware says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 9:27pm

Looks like the days still count down if I was just sitting there. Also it was annoying that the coverage didn't update until I let go of my mouse button.

Curious about how much went behind judging the artwork.

Aron says ...
May 18, 2013 @ 11:28pm

Nice idea, creating art while playing a game although I didn't got it that I didn't had to fill the canvas 100% ^^

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